Do you need a helpful Healthcare Preparedness Checklist? Download this COVID-19 Healthcare Preparedness Checklist from CDC here.
This checklist provides details on how frontline healthcare personnel can prepare for transport and arrival of patients with confirmed possible COVID-19 infections. It's a step by step overview on how to manage the incoming visitors, with links to relevant materials to keep up-to-date about the COVID-19 outbreak.
The following steps are important to consider when reviewing the infection prevention and control policies and CDC infection control for COVID-19 infections:
- Assessment and triage of patients with acute respiratory symptoms
- Patient placement
- Implementation of Standard, Contact, and Airborne Precautions, including the use of eye protection
- Visitor management and exclusion
- Source control measures for patients (e.g., put facemask on suspect patients)
- Requirements for performing aerosol generating procedures
- Be alert for patients who meet the persons under investigation (PUI) definition
- Know how to report a potential COVID-19 case or exposure to facility infection control leads and public health officials.
- Know who, when, and how to seek evaluation by occupational health following an unprotected exposure (i.e., not wearing recommended PPE) to a suspected or confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 patient.
- Remain at home, and notify occupational health services, if you are ill.
- Know how to contact and receive information from your state or local public health agency.
During this health crisis, make sure to stay up to date on the latest information about signs and how to recognize the diseases its' symptoms, how to do diagnostic testing, and case definitions for coronavirus disease.
We hope this is a helpful tool. Download this checklist now.